Unbonglievable! Big Ben Will Fall Silent For The First Time In A Decade

London’s most iconic clock tower Big Ben will fall silent for the first time in 10 years due to essential refurbishment work. Ben’s fancy new makeover will cost a whopping £29 million but what’s more upsetting is the fact that, during the four to six months of repair work, Big Ben will fall silent. Yep, that’s right, there will be no bongs from the tower whilst the work takes place, with officials stating that this sad fact is unavoidable. Officials say that the chime mechanism in the clock tower is likely to fail without urgent work — and I guess we’d rather lose the ‘bongs’ for a few months than lose them forever, so you have our blessing (not that you needed it of course, but we like to feel important)! Anyway, they may be able to silence Ben in person, but can they silence Ben on Twitter? Probably not.


Feature Image: Flickr: Linus Follert

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